How It’s Made: Sligh Cabinets’ Process

Here at Sligh Cabinets, we treat every project like it’s our own. We take our time with the design process to ensure every last detail has been discussed and approved before we start production. Our team is involved and available to answer questions and it is our goal to see your project through to completion. For this reason, we include delivery and installation in every estimate. You can expect our team to provide the best quality service, from design to installation.

A Transitional white kitchen with custom painted small bone flush inset cabinets and stainless steel appliances


We offer complementary design and estimates. The best way to start this process is to visit the showroom and see our products in person. Using a floor plan or dimensions of your space, our staff will help you make the design choices required to start your project estimate. For example, you will choose your cabinet wood type, door style and custom finish options, as well as the construction, interior material, and drawer guide options. If these terms are new to you, don’t worry. We will be more than happy to take the time to explain these in more detail and show you samples of these products in our showroom.


Once your estimate is complete, any changes are made, and you have signed the estimate, we will schedule a date for our cabinet designer to complete a detailed job-site measure. A measure will typically last a few hours, depending on the size and scope of your space. During this appointment, our kitchen designer will record accurate measurements and angles of the space. These measurements are the foundation for your cabinet designs and will allow our team to create 3-D drawings of your space.


You can typically expect to see 3-D drawings of your new cabinetry within one week of your job-site measure. Our kitchen designer will schedule a time for you to come back to our showroom to review these drawings and make any final design decisions, such as stain or paint colors, location of pan drawers, roll-outs, custom storage solutions, or your counter top design. If you are able to make final decisions on these elements at this time, we’ll ask for your signature and will move your project into production.


If you need a little more time to make final decisions, this is your time to do so. We have a variety of samples for you to take home with you and compare to your flooring, back splash materials or appliance finishes. You’ll want to make these decisions as soon as possible, since we won’t be able to move your project into production until all design elements have been approved.


When we have your signature on every last detail of your cabinet project, we will begin the production process. All of our cabinetry is custom-built in our Paso Robles shop and finished in-house with our custom stains, paints and conversion varnish. At this time we will also schedule your installation date so you know when to plan any necessary demolition or preparation work prior to the installation of your new cabinets. Once your cabinets are assembled and your custom finishes have been applied, your cabinets will be ready for our team to deliver and install.


We bid our custom cabinetry and counter top projects with delivery & installation included. While the duration of installations vary dramatically, it’s wise to block off a few days in your construction timeline for cabinet installation. If your project is a remodel, keep in mind you will need to hire someone to remove your existing cabinets prior to your installation date.

Counter top installation will be scheduled on a separate date than cabinet installation. While counters typically do not take as much time to install, it is wise to also block off a full day in your timeline, in the event of a delay.

To learn more about our cabinet and countertop design and construction, visit us at our Paso Robles showroom to see the quality of our products in person. One of our team members would be happy to answer any questions you might have and walk through the details of our process.